Internal Exclusion Officer

H6 term time only; 37 hours per week

The postholder is required to perform the duties below. S/he will be responsible to the Headteacher and will demonstrate a genuine commitment to our equalities policy and the well -being of all students.

This job description will be reviewed annually and will form the basis of the Performance Management Review procedure. Any issues relating to the review of this job description should be brought to the Headteacher’s notice by the postholder through the senior line manager. The postholder will undertake the following specific responsibilities in order to fulfil our statutory requirements, school aims, policies and targets.

The post holder will be responsible to the Headteacher, through the Line Manager.  S/he will demonstrate a commitment to the school’s equal opportunities policy.

Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to manage the School Exclusion Unit, providing relevant work and support for students through reintegration, mentoring and monitoring behaviour during the school day. Key to the role will be the follow up work outside the Exclusion Unit with identified students.

Responsibilities:

The following areas of responsibility are for guidance only; they are neither comprehensive nor exhaustive.

Generic Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Ensure confidentiality at all times and ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act.
  2. Maintain productive and efficient time management during the working day.
  3. Notify your line manager of any unforeseen problems where appropriate and in a timely manner.
  4. Maintain and develop a professional working relationship with all stakeholders and outside organisations.
  5. Follow school policy, procedures and ethos of the school.
  6. Check, respond and action, as appropriate, all communications from stakeholders within 1 working day.
  7. Carry out administrative tasks as directed by your line manager.
  8. Contribute to the Child Protection and Safeguarding policies of the school.
  9. Undertake any additional duties as required by the Headteacher.

The Internal Exclusion Unit:

  1. Man and co-ordinate internal exclusion unit activities.
  2. Co-ordinating relevant learning material for students.
  3. Build appropriate and age-related bank of resources for each subject liaising with heads of department
  4. Communicating with relevant stakeholders as and when appropriate.
  5. Work with students by discussing restorative justice, plan together how behaviours can be avoided in future etc.
  6. 121 support of students whilst in internal exclusion.
  7. Reintegration support of excluded students.
  8. Running identified reports as directed by the Senior Pastoral Manager.
  9. Provide monthly internal exclusion data for Senior Pastoral Manager.

Wider School Work:

  1. Work with the pastoral team to identify patterns and trends in behaviour of students who spend time in the EU and carry out follow up work with them once they are back in circulation.
  2. Perform behaviour observations on key students in classes.
  3. Mentoring of key individuals and key small groups. This may be centred on behaviour, emotional support, attendance, life skills etc. and will be determined by the skill set of the successful applicant and the natures of the students’ needs at the time.
  4. Work with the Heads of Year and Senior Pastoral Manager to update the school’s intervention database.
  5. Provide administrative support for the wider pastoral team; daily behaviour report, detentions, late texts etc.

The law requires this position to have an enhanced criminal background check.  This is to protect children and vulnerable adults and to safeguard positions of trust.  The position is, therefore, exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.  If your application is taken further, you will be asked to declare details of any criminal record, even convictions that are ‘spent’ according to the act.  If you are offered the post, this information will be checked against Criminal Records Bureau files.  You will be provided with full information at each stage.

The Priory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note that The Priory School operates a no smoking policy.

Person Specification 

Essential or Desirable
Skills and experiences
At least three years’ experience of working in a similar role in a school or other educational institution D
Experience of working with challenging students D
To have or working towards a recognized qualification in a relevant area D
High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) E
High level of proficiency in the school’s management information system (SIMS) D
Excellent communication skills E
Ability to prioritize  workloads, meeting tight and changeable deadlines E
Ability to take on new challenges E
Vision for continuous improvement and change management E
Qualifications
English and Mathematics  GCSE or equivalent  to C grade or above E
Education to NVQ level 3 or equivalent E
NVQ level 4 (or equivalent) in business and administration D
Business  standard qualifications ( NASBM professional standards) D
Personal attributes
Outstanding interpersonal and line management skills E
High level of commitment and reliability, coupled with attention to detail E
Willingness to undertake training and a commitment to own professional development E
Committed to the safeguarding of children and young people E

If you would like to apply, please contact emma.sangster@priory.herts.sch.uk to request an application form. The closing date is 5pm on Monday 7th November.